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Keratex Hoof Hardener

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Keratex Hoof Hardener strengthens weak, worn and cracked hooves by improving the molecular structure of the horn itself. The gentle acting chemical formulation forms additional intermolecular bonds between molecules of keratin through the process of cross-linking, producing a tougher, stronger horn structure. Keratin is the main protein constituent of horn and is best described as the building block of the horn structure. 

Apply to lower half of hoof and sole, avoiding coronary band and frog. Use daily for one week then twice weekly for general hoof maintenance. If the hoof has been treated with any oils or greases over the past three months, degrease the hoof thoroughly with acetone before applying Keratex Hoof Hardener. Do not use any oils or greases while using Keratex Hoof Hardener.

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  • Strengthens, hardens, and protects hooves. 
  • Equally effective in wet & dry conditions.
  • Prevents the horn from taking in excess moisture, making it resistant to softening and weakening in wet conditions. This results in a reduction in shoe loss and abscesses.
  • Keratex Hoof Hardener is not an oil or resin layer and does not seal the hoof.
  • Keratex Hoof Hardener will ensure the treated hoof is able to breathe naturally so the moisture balance is properly maintained.
  • Should also be applied to the sole of the hoof to prevent bruising.
  • Includes brush for application.
  • Great for use on both shod and unshod horses because of its hardening and strengthening effect.
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    Keratex Hoof Hardener is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 228.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only product my farriers recommend Works well, dries quickly. The only product my farrier recommends.
    Date published: 2021-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sole hardener I bought this for my OTTB who keeps bruising his soles. Seems to really have toughened up the soles! I recommend wearing gloves and pouring some into the cap to use so you dont contaminate the bottle with dirt
    Date published: 2020-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hoof Hardener! My paint gelding’s feet fell apart this spring, and as a result, he wasn’t able to hold shoes for more than a week. I pulled his shoes, started him on Keratex and Ferrier’s Formula Double Strength a month ago, and after just a month, he has his shoes back on and his feet are looking so much better already! The only thing I’ve yet to notice a difference in is the toughness of his soles. His hoof wall is looking strong and healthy though!
    Date published: 2020-07-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hoping helps! I bought this to try and harden my mates soles. This spring has been very rainy and muddy and has made her soles soft. I’ve been putting this on everyday and letting sit for a few seconds while holding hoof up and than after applying on hooves I let her stand on cross ties for a few minutes before putting in her stall for night with bedding so can soak on as much as possible. So far it’s been a month of applying everyday and I haven’t noticed a difference, hoping starts to work and help!
    Date published: 2020-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works! I bought this when my horse threw off 3 shoes in the deep mud of his pasture and I decided to keep him barefoot until Spring. It really kept his feet from breaking up. My ferrier and I love the hoof hardner.
    Date published: 2020-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! Ive been using this for my mare who tends to have softer feet. Farrier says its doing it job and keeping her feet solid.
    Date published: 2019-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast results! I have used Keratex before, but not for the past few years. Recently, my mare's hooves have been dry and brittle. She kept losing her front shoes and my farrier recommended using it again. I've only been using it for 3 weeks now and I've already noticed a huge improvement. This really is an excellent product for strengthening weak, dry, or brittle hooves. You only apply a very small amount, so the bottle lasts a long time. I just pour some into the cap (about half a capfull) and dip the brush into that so I don't get dirt in the bottle. I couldn't be happier!
    Date published: 2019-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! I got this for my super soft footed OTTB, it's worked wonders, a must for wet pastures!
    Date published: 2019-07-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Scary Precautions - Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate I get that this stuff seems to work, but has anyone read the precautions? They're pretty scary. "Store locked up...May cause respiratory irritation...May cause damage to organs...May cause cancer...Suspected of causing genetic defects...Take off immediately all contaminated clothing...Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection" These are just the highlights. The precautions take up an entire side of the box. This is going back.
    Date published: 2019-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product My OTTB has awful feet. After an entire year with pads under his shoes, my farrier decided to try going barefoot to help strengthen his feet. I ended up going 3 months without riding because he had no foot left to keep a shoe on and he was lame barefoot. After a month use of this product, our farrier came out and put front shoes on. My horse has now kept his shoes on for 8 weeks- longer than shoes have ever lasted him
    Date published: 2019-04-05
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